Sustainable development has been defined by the United Nations as development that meets the needs of the present without ‘compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.
Environmental protection in Romanian businesses is a basic component in terms of the sustainability of a country in full development process. And, recently, environmental responsibility has become the first criterion we refer to, when discussing the sustainability of an organization.
Sustainability in business represents an economic component, which entrepreneurs in Romania are increasingly considering. The mainly reason is the European Union, which draws attention that the idea of sustainability is paramount for business development. For example, this is a mandatory condition for obtaining funding from the EU.
In that light, the sustainable development of a company in the community in which it operates, cannot exist without the sustainability method and, currently, organizations aim to be concerned with nature, by using innovative tools, ecological technologies and eco-friendly activities, to help all stakeholders involved in economic activity. However, once time has passed, companies felt a pressure to increase sustainability and faced major challenges, depending on the specifics of each one’s activity.
Experts in environmental protection support sustainable projects, through integrated services such as environmental consulting, biodiversity monitoring, waste management through efficient selective waste collection programs and, last but not least, environmental analyses carried out in the laboratory. Analyses, reports and waste management can be carried out professionally following the procedures based on the expertise of environmental specialists.
And, if you wonder how you can save time and valuable resources and at the same time be sure that you fulfill your duties as an economic operator who is responsible for the environment, you can start with taking a simple look at the services that an expert in environment protection could offer you. Then, ask yourself – who can help me with my first action in being more sustainable?
‘Why is it mandatory that all business should embrace sustainability?’
Sustainability represents a business approach to create long-term value, considering the ways in which an organization operates in ecological, social and economic environments. This is based on the assumption that the development of a sustainability strategy contributes significantly to the company’s longevity.
Companies feel the pressure to become as responsible as possible towards the environment, to highlight this as transparently as possible and, in the end, they recognize the need to act accordingly. Even the smallest business can be affected by a supply chain disruption or a spike in energy prices – so we all need to adopt a sustainability mindset. What we need to do, in fact, is to rethink our matrix of risks and opportunities, using the tools that the concept of sustainability puts in our hands.
And, remember, being sustainable does not mean making huge efforts, putting aside the main activities of your company or even stopping them! Therefore, sustainability means facing obvious benefits as you become more and more sustainable. We are talking about multiple advantages, such as protecting the planet, increased competitiveness, increasing profits or improving relations with valuable stakeholders.
‘Sustainable? You can always count on the expertise of the environmental specialists’
Also, if you access the services of an environmental protection specialist, you can obtain proactive environmental strategies, which can quickly turn into strategic business opportunities and which can change the direction of your business in a gainful way.
Blumenfield® is a Romanian business which, in the 10 years of activity, has constantly improved its performance and quality of services, closely related to environmental protection. It is the only environmental consulting company in Constanta that has its own environmental protection research laboratory and offers consulting services in areas such as mineral and petroleum resources exploitation, waste management, monitoring of environmental factors, physical-chemical, biological and microbiological analyses.
Regardless of the field of activity, sustainability is an economic concept that gives importance to companies’ profit, the community and the environment, with a positive impact on organizations. Finally, the first step on the way to ‘being sustainable’ is choosing a good environmental consultant!